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Objectivism in One LessonFrom the Synopsis at the Barnes and Noble site:
“In layman’s terms, using vivid examples, Andrew Bernstein clearly explains the brilliant ideas that animate the conflict and characters of Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged.”
Objectivism in One Lesson:
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Ayn Rand
Andrew Bernstein (2008)

From the Table of Contents:
1.   Why Philosophy?
2.   Values as the Meaning of Life
3.   Egoism vs. Cynical Exploitativeness
4.   Rationality as the Fundamental Means of Achieving Values
---- The First Statement of the Lesson
5.    The Universe as an Intelligible Natural System
6.    Objectivity as the Method of Rational Cognition
7.    Man the Hero
8.    The Nature of the Good
9.    Virtue as a Requirement of Survival
10.  The Moral and the Practical
11.  Individual Rights and Government
12.  Capitalism as the System Embodying Rational Philosophical Principles
---- The Lesson of Objectivism Re-Stated

I have not read this book, but I expect it is excellent. I know first-hand that Dr. Bernstein is a careful thinker, knowledgeable of Objectivism and the history of philosophy, and a good teacher.
Added by Stephen Boydstun
on 12/08/2008, 6:49am

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